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12 Days of Anime – Day 12 – In the Year 2014…

As we end our “12 Days of Anime” countdown, we take a look at what 2014 has in store for us.

We’re rolling out our simulcast announcements for Winter 2014! That’s right, it’s a tease. I know the anticipation is gonna kill you, but you’ll just have to be patient!


You should already be acquainted with Space Dandy. The entire creative team behind Cowboy Bebop is back, and for the first time ever, Adult Swim will be broadcasting the English Dub of a series on the same day as TV broadcast in Japan! Space Dandy premieres on Toonami on January 4th at 11:30 pm. Check your local listings for details.


Space Dandy is a dandy guy in space! This dreamy adventurer with a to-die-for pompadour travels across the galaxy in search of aliens no one has ever laid eyes on. Each new species he discovers earns him a hefty reward, but this dandy has to be quick on his feet because it’s first come – first served! Accompanied by his sidekicks, a rundown robot named QT and Meow the cat-looking space alien, Dandy bravely explores unknown worlds inhabited by a variety aliens. Join the best dressed alien hunter in all of space and time as he embarks on an adventure that ends at the edge of the universe!

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And now the first of our new announcements! Noragami will be joining our 2014 Winter simulcast lineup.



Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way. He doesn’t have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he’s got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.


We’ll have a simulcast date and time for you soon, so stay tuned! We’ve got 3 more simulcasts to announce, but you’ll just have to wait til tomorrow to find out more! Make sure you come back as we unveil the next one!


But wait! That’s not all, we’ve got one more special announcement. We have acquired rights to the live action Space Battleship Yamato movie. A cult classic from the glory days of anime blazes to life in this feature-length sci-fi epic starring Takuya Kimura (Redline, Howl’s Moving Castle)!


The year is 2199. Mankind teeters on the brink of extinction as the Gamilas, a heinous race of alien invaders, wage an endless war for the right to inhabit the Earth. The last hope for humanity lies on the distant planet of Iskander, and the only battleship capable of attempting the journey is the legendary Yamato. Armed with the devastatingly-powerful Wave Motion Cannon, grizzled Captain Okita and the Yamato’s crew venture boldly into the darkest depths of space. The Gamilas attack at every turn, but fallen hero Susumu Kodai and ace pilot Yuki Mori fight side-by-side for the future of their world. Together, these young lovers unlock the secrets of Iskander – only to face a harrowing voyage home that only one of them will survive!


The movie will hit shelves in 2014.


So, what did you think of our “12 Days of Anime” countdown? Are you looking forward to what 2014 has in store for you?

12 Days of Anime – Day 11 – Jormungand Music Download


So, we’re always getting fans asking us “What’s the music in this trailer?” and “Where can I download this music?!”


Seems like the trailer music for Jormungand was no exception, and we’ve gotten quite a few requests for a download of the song. That brings us to the 11th Day of our “12 Days of Anime” countdown.


Head on over to and go to the Extras section for a FREE digital download of the music from our trailer. The song is titled “Uroboros” and it is an original piece from one of our Sound & Composition guys, Andrew Manson.


Do you enjoy the music in our trailers and promotional videos? Did you know that most of the music we use on these trailers, clips, and promo videos are actually original pieces composed in house at FUNimation?


Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Jormungand today! Seasons One and Two will be available on BD/DVD Combo on Feb. 18th, 2014. Click here to order.



12 Day of Anime – Day 9 – Psycho Christmas!


We’ve got one final main cast member to add for Psycho-Pass. Dominator will be voiced by Stephanie Young! Stephanie’s previous credits include Nico Robin in “One Piece,” Arachne in “Soul Eater,” and Juiz in “Eden of the East.”


And with that, our Psycho-pass main cast is complete! Here’s the full cast list for you:


Character – Actor

Shion Karanomori – Lydia Mackay
Yayoi Kunizuka – Lindsay Seidel
Tomomi Masaoka – Jason Douglas
Shusei Kagari – Scott Freeman
Nobuchika Ginoza – Josh Grelle
Shogo Makishima – Alex Organ
Akane Tsunemori – Kate Oxley
Shinya Kogami – Robert McCollum
Yuki Funahara – Alexis Tipton
Toyohisa Senguji – Charlie Campbell
Rikako Oryo – Brina Palencia
Shoko Sugawara – Jamie Marchi
Choe Gu-Sung – David Wald
Kaori Minase – Michelle Rojas
Joshu Kasei – Linda Leonard
Dominator – Stephanie Young
Komissa – Jād Saxton
Jouji Saiga – Michael Federico

ADR Director – Zach Bolton
ADR Engineer – Cris George
Head Writer – John Burgmeier


And now for your very first look at the English dub for Psycho-Pass!


12 Days of Anime – Day 8 – A Wolf in Wrapping Paper


Day 8 of our “12 Days of Anime” countdown is for you crafty people out there. If you subscribe to Otaku USA, you might have seen our insert on how to make your own pair of Wolf Children cosplay ears. In case you didn’t, we’re uploading the pattern for you to on our Wolf Children official website (


Just go to the Extras section on the official site and download the printable pattern. Watch the step-by-step video above for how to put your ears together.  We’ve got a bunch of other adorable freebies on the site too, so be sure to check those out while you’re there! (more…)

12 Days of Anime – Day 7 – Fairy Tail Digital Goodies

We recently ran a scavenger hunt where Fairy Tail fans had to visit specific partner websites, including Anime News Network, Rooster Teeth, the Fairy Tail Podcast, etc. on certain days in order to “find Happy.” So, on the 7th day of our “12 Days of Anime” countdown we are giving you all the “hidden” treasure from our Fairy Tail scavenger hunt! You don’t even need to follow a map or anything!


Click the links below to download the goodies:


Fairy Tail Screencap Pack
Fairy Tail Mobile Wallpaper
Fairy Tail Door Hanger 1
Fairy Tail Desktop Wallpaper
Fairy Tail Door Hanger 2
Fairy Tail Momon Paper Craft
Fairy Tail Happy Paper Craft


Happy Character Pack
Natsu Character Pack
Lucy Character Pack

Each of the character packs contain:

* Character Mobile Wallpaper (various sizes)
* Character Avatar
* 2 Character Message Tones (in mp3 format)


And as an extra special bonus treat, here’s a download of Todd Haberkorn recording a voicemail for you as Natsu! Click here to download.


Does that get you fired up? Fairy Tail the Movie: Phoenix Priestess is available now on BD/DVD Combo. Click here to order now.

12 Days of Anime – Day 6.5 – A Certain Magical Announcement

We’re sneaking another little surprise in the mix for our “12 Days of Anime” countdown–a magical surprise!


If you’ve been paying attention to the Subscription Schedule on our site, you may have noticed that A Certain Magical Index Season 2 has quietly made its way on there. We’re going to lay to rest any speculation and announce right now that we’ve got the home video rights for A Certain Magical Index II AND A Certain Magical Index the Movie.


A Certain Magical Index II will be streaming 2 episodes per week for our Subscribers starting January 14th, and for non subscribers on January 31st. You’ll be able to watch the episodes on


We do not currently have a confirmed released date on these titles; however, as soon as we do we’ll let you all know!


So, what do you think? Are you looking forward to more Index?


If you aren’t already an Elite Video Subscriber, for a limited time you can sign up for 30-day FREE trial! Just go to for more info.

12 Days of Anime – Day 6 – Kamisama Kiss Wallpaper


We’re giving you some eye candy on this 6th day of our “12 Days of Anime” countdown. We’ve got some lovely FREE Kamisama Kiss wallpapers for you to download. Just click here.


Don’t forget to pre-order your copy of the Kamisama Kiss Premium Goddess Edition! Take a look below at what’s included! The series releases on February 11th.


12 Days of Anime – Day 5 – SALES!


On the 5th day of our “12 Days of Anime” Countdown, we give you the gift of savings!


In our FUNimation Shop, we’ve got the following on sale starting today:


Appleseed XIII – Tartaros & Ouranos Combo – 50% off
Dragon Ball Z Season One Blu-ray – 50% off
50% off 6-month gift subscription (TODAY ONLY!)


And, if you’ve been watching the Toonami month of movies special, we’ve got those movies on sale for you as well! Click here to read more about the Toonami movie special.


Akira DVD 50% off (aired 12/7)
Summer Wars BD/DVD Combo 50% off (aired 12/14)
Trigun Blu-ray 50% off (airing 12/21)
Fullmetal Alchemist Conqueror of Shamballa DVD 50% off (airing 12/28)


Check your local listings for the broadcast times of the movies!


There’s also an iTunes Holiday Sale for our digital fans that goes until January 6th. Click this link for details.

12 Days of Anime – Day 4 – Holiday Playlist


Day 4 of our “12 Days of Anime” countdown, and we’ve got a very special playlist full of holiday episodes for you to enjoy! So get in the holiday mood with the festive episodes from our Anime over the Holidays Playlist! Click here to view the playlist.


Series – Episode Title

- Ah! My Goddess – Ah! The Beleaguered Queen of Vengeance!
- Ah! My Goddess – Ah! I Offer These Feelings on Christmas Eve!
- Ah! My Goddess – Ah! I Want to Fill the World with Happiness
- Vandread – White Love
- Ghost Hunt – Silent Christmas, Part 1
- Ghost Hunt – Silent Christmas, Part 2
- Shakugan No Shana 2 – Second: Christmas Eve
- School Rumble – 2nd Semester: Here, There and Everywhere
- Baka and Test OVA – Christmas Special
- Hetalia – Axis Powers: Episode 19
- Hetalia – Axis Powers: Episode 20
- Fruits Basket – A Solitary New Year


Not only that, but we’re also putting each of  these series (and more!) on sale in our FUNimation Shop! For the next 4 days, you’ll get the following for 40% off:

Ah, My Goddess Season 2 (DVD)
Ai Yori Aoshi (DVD)
Vandread (DVD)
Ghost Hunt (DVD)
Shakugan no Shana Season 2 Part 2 (BD/DVD Combo)
Baka and Test OVA (BD/DVD Combo)
Love Hina (DVD)
Chrono Crusade (DVD)
School Rumble Season 2 (DVD)
Hetalia World Series (DVD)